C.1: Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy .
C.1.4-5b: Students will understand that the United States government is divided into executive, legislative, and judicial branches, each with specific responsibilities and powers. (Essential for Grade 4)
C.2: Students will understand the principles and ideals underlying the American political system .
C.2.4-5b: Students will understand that a society based on the ideal of individual liberty requires a commitment on the part of its citizens to the principles of civic responsibility and personal civility. (Essential for Grade 4)